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Goleşti Viticulture & Arboriculture Museum

Museum · Muntenia · 255 m· open today
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In this museum, the Golescu mansion near Pitești - a well-preserved example of medieval Wallachian architecture - is doubled by a very beautiful open-air ethnographic museum.

The Golescu mansion was built in 1640 at the command of the boyar Stroe Leurdeanu its purpose being that of a fortified residence. The complex included the mansion itself, with a residential function, the defense walls with observation towers and a gate tower, a church, annexes (which also included a Turkish bath - now restored), and a park.

Over time, buildings in the Goleşti ensemble also undertook social and educational functions for the local community. For example, in the early 19th century, the scholar Dinicu Golescu set up a Romanian-language school here where children from all walks of life, including girls, studied. In 1820, Tudor Vladimirescu lived for a time in the gate tower, before retiring to Oltenia.

In the mansion's park (about 10 hectares) you can now admire a village open-air museum. It aims to reproduce the organization of households in the main vineyard and orchard areas of Romania. You can also admire here various craft workshops (pottery, blacksmithing, carpentry) or tools and installations for winemaking specific to the Oltenia region.

The Golești Museum also has an equestrian park where children can take riding lessons or ride ponies. Scheduling is required.

Opening hours

open today
Sunday09:00–18:00
Monday09:00–18:00
Tuesday09:00–18:00
Wednesday09:00–18:00
Thursday09:00–18:00
Friday09:00–18:00
Saturday09:00–18:00
Winter schedule (1st Nov - 31st March): 8:00 - 16:00

Price:

Museum:

  • 10 RON/ adult
  • 5 RON kids/students/retired persons

Riding poneys (separate from museum):

  •  12 RON/10 minutes
  • subscription 120 RON/10 class +1 free class
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Update: December 16, 2021

Public transport

You'll find trains from Bucharest that stop in Golești train station and from here you have a 5-minute walk to the museum.

Getting there

A1 București - Pitești, exit at km 96 (to Topoloveni) + DN 7 to Golești, then DC 75 to the museum. Follow the signposts

From Pitești, on DN 7 to Topoloveni - Golești + DC 75 to the museum. Follow the signposts.

Parking

At the museum.

Coordinates

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44.839933, 24.962804
DMS
44°50'23.8"N 24°57'46.1"E
UTM
35T 338991 4967188
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Distance 330.6 km
Duration 5:05 h
Ascent 1,266 m
Descent 894 m

Drumul vinului prin Muntenia și Oltenia este o excelentă ocazie de a petrece un weekend altfel dacă vii din București, Sibiu, Pitești sau Craiova ...

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Goleşti Viticulture & Arboriculture Museum

Strada Radu Golescu, nr. 34,
117717 Ștefănești, sat Golești
Phone 0248.266.364

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